Who Are We?
Moray Reach Out (MRO) is an organisation with enthusiasm, experience, and commitment. It was started in 1996 by a small group of parents and carers in Buckie, offering outings and trips away for the vulnerable adults (Trainees) and thus providing respite for the parents and carers - 'Take a Break'.
Each social enterprise consists of two aspects: training and trading. They all provide valuable opportunities to our Trainees, while also offering high quality products and services that the Trainees are proud to be involved in.
At Moray Reach Out we process fleece from our own flock of Shetland sheep and make it into beautiful hand-spun wool products. The wool is of high quality with natural colours and textures and is hand crafted at every stage by our team, volunteers and staff, and Trainees.
Our Upcycling team also create bespoke products from upcycled pallets and other recycled materials, giving them a second life. As a charity, we are proud to be part of a green initiative, by not only sourcing locally and upcycling but by also having a team who are dedicated to recycling. Our team processes the communities recycle bins, contributing both to the environment and the community.
Our Mission is to develop new opportunities, quality placements and work experience opportunities for vulnerable adults. The aim of these placements is to increase their quality of life, levels of confidence and self-esteem and where possible and appropriate to progress individuals into employment. Moray Reach Out strives to develop their skills and confidence, general health, and wellbeing and, where possible and appropriate, to empower individuals in their journeys towards independent living and supported employment.
By purchasing one of our MRO products or thrift items you will not only get a fantastic product, but you will also be helping to support us in continuing to give vulnerable adults these amazing opportunities.
Our Buckie based store which is home to our thrift items and art yarn and crafts is open mon-fri 9.30-16.00 and our Embriodery Elgin store is open mon-fri 9.00-16.00.
Our staff continue to follow COVID-guidance and robust risk assessments. We will be wearing masks to protect you and we ask that as per Government guidance you wear a mask to protect us. Disposable single use masks will be provided at our doors, should you not have your own mask. Hand sanitiser is at each project entrance, and we ask that you sanitise your hands on entry and exit. Safe distancing must be observed, follow any one way systems in place. Staff and Volunteers will be on hand to guide you.
We look forward to seeing you.
To provide space for vulnerable adults to gain training and work experience.
To build bridges in the community and to promote a greater understanding of vulnerable adults needs.
Deliver top quality products and services in each of our social enterprises.
Why Choose Us?
As an enterprise you can be assured that our products and services are delivered to the highest standard.
As a social business you can know that your choice to bring us your business helps to empower the lives of vulnerable adults throughout Moray.
One Social Enterprise
Seven Different Projects
MRO Recycling Elgin @MRORecycling - Trainees have settled into Moycroft now. Remember when putting items in your purple bins (plastic and cans) to rinse your items and only the correct items. These now include types 1, 2 and 5. So that's plastic bottles, plastic trays and yogurt pots with these numbers within the triangle.
Moray Reach Out Recycling: Buckie - operates a van collection service of recyclable plastics and cans from commercial customers, processes these items into aluminium, steel and plastic bales Granulation service available for plastics. Working in colloboration with ReBOOT, we will be producing frisbees, jewellery, clocks and watch this space for more items - all from recycled plastic waste.
MRO Art Yarn @mroartyarn - (Spinning & Upcycling)
Spinning Project - teasing, carding and spinning to produce hand-spun MRO Art Yarn, weaving too. Products include batts of fleece for spinners and crafters, hanks of yarn, knitted and crocheted beanies and hand-woven rugs.
Upcycling Project @mroartyarn - Upcycling from pallets and other wood, producing a whole range of finished products which include planters, picnic tables (with and without benches), squirrel feeders, bird boxes, insect hotels, and many more.
MRO Thrift Shop @MROThriftShop - Second hand clothing, shoes, bags, books, bric-a-brac, household items and more at very reasonable prices (upstairs at 23 East Church Street, Buckie)
MRO Yarns & Crafts @MROyarnsandcrafts - A fabulous selection of yarn to knit and crochet with, as well as helpful advice and guidance on those patterns when you need it. Buttons, ribbons, and other haberdashery.
Moray Reach Out Embroidery & Gifts - From one-off embroidered items for the perfect gift to embroidery for company uniforms, organisations and clubs. Digitalising service for your logo, catalogue www.embroideryinmoray.co.uk
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